Frederick Bridge in Rochester Cathedral - 1858
We always had a good solo boy. Armes was in the choir when I was a probationer, but his voice was gone, and I cannot say that I ever remember hearing him sing a solo. He was originally a chorister in Norwich Cathedral, and, I believe, had sung in a duet at Norwich with Jenny Lind. Armes was a very efficient boy vocalist. In recognition of his work in the choir a subscription was raised at Rochester, and he was presented with a fine Broadwood pianoforte when he became the articled pupil of the organist.
He was succeeded by E. J. Crow, who later in life became organist of Ripon Cathedral. … more >>
Frederick Bridge, Westminster Pilgrim; Being a Record of Service in Church, Cathedral and Abbey, College University and Concert Room, with a Few Notes on Sport (1919), p. 11-12. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1430845339848 accessed: 2 December, 2021
Originally submitted by sp327 on Tue, 05 May 2015 18:02:20 +0100
Approved on Mon, 16 Nov 2015 10:46:51 +0000